Academic Advisor III
Posting Number: 0601058
Job Title: Academic Advisor III
Position Type: Staff
Duration of Position: Full Time
Work Location: San Antonio, Texas
Department: Academic Advising
Pay Rate: $38,300
Job Summary/Basic Function: Provides information to and advises both prospective students and enrolled students regarding undergraduate and graduate academic programs within specific departments and/or colleges. Performs degree plan audits for graduating students at the final semester of the degree program. Assists the administration, faculty, and staff of the colleges in activities related to recruiting, advising and registration of students through graduation. Works with personnel from other colleges and departments in cases where courses are part of their degree programs; and compiles reports that may be required by university administration or external agencies.
Work Hours: Typically works Monday - Friday. Schedules vary per needs of department. May work beyond normal office hours and weekends.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
- Selected candidates must pass a pre-employment background investigation and degree verification (if required) to be hired for this position.
- The above duties may not be performed in every position with this title and the above functions may not include all related duties that might be performed. This position requires physical activities supportive of the above job duties. Reasonable accommodations will be made as necessary.
- If you are a male age 18 through 25, you must be properly registered with the Selective Service System to be eligible for hire.
- Texas A&M-San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Posting Date: 07-14-2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Quicklink for Posting: employment.tamusahr.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=51947
Percent of total time: Responsibility / Duty: Is this function essential? 65
Provides academic advice and guidance consisting of multiple programs to undergraduate and graduate students individually and/or within groups regarding degree programs, academic schedules, course schedules, course planning and selections, major options, and career and educational goals. Advises students with academic and probationary concerns, monitors and reviews degree plans with students.Initiates add/drop, Q drops, and withdrawals as appropriate.
Maintains accurate records of student advising contacts and responds to inquiries from students and parents.
Meets with new students during new student orientation conferences and assists in the registration process.Refers prospective and enrolled undergraduate and graduate students to areas concerning college admission, re-admission, professional concerns, student financial aid, and student services.
Performs degree plan audits for graduating students at the final semester of the degree program. This process includes checking courses taken against the requirements state in the degree plan and that the GPA requirements have been met for the major, TAMU-SA courses, and all university-level coursework.
Participates in recruitment of student activities within various venues both on and off campus. Assists in the development of materials, forms, and functions including presentations regarding admissions, registration, and advising processes.
Requires regular and ongoing professional development.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Necessary Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in applicable field.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in applicable field.
Necessary Qualifications: Four years of related experience in advising and recruiting.
Other Requirements or Other Factors
Other Qualifications for Posting: Necessary
Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Knowledge of student information systems, degree planning, and degree audits.
Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Ability to present information clearly and concisely. Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality. Excellent written communication, analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
Texas A&M University-San Antonio (TAMU-SA) is a new comprehensive university in the established Texas A&M University System serving students from a culturally diverse and largely non-traditional population. The university was created to address the educational needs in South San Antonio and surrounding areas. The current enrollment is approximately 5,500.
Texas A&M-San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.